Pediatrics (0-12 months):
We recommend bringing your puppy in at 6-8 weeks of age for a first puppy exam, intestinal parasite exam and first vaccinations. Our staff will also discuss important topics for new puppy owners such as nutrition, house training, heartworm prevention and flea and tick control. We will provide you with a complete puppy care kit, first dose of heartworm preventive and medical record to help you with this new addition to your family. You and your new puppy will then return once a month until 16 weeks of age for wellness exams, vaccination boosters and to address any concerns you may have. If you adopted your puppy at an older age, we will adjust your vaccination schedule as needed.
Once your puppy has reached 6 months of age, she or he is old enough to be spayed or neutered. We will discuss the benefits of this procedure with you and can schedule your appointment.
We recommend bringing in your new kitten when first adopted for a comprehensive exam, intestinal parasite exam and testing for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Vaccinations start at 8-9 weeks of age and continue monthly through 16 weeks of age. We will tailor your kittens vaccinations based on his or her needs. Our staff will also discuss topics for new kitten owners such as nutrition, heartworm prevention, flea control and litterbox training. We will provide you with a complete kitten care kit, first dose of heartworm preventive and medical record to help you with this new addition to your family. If you adopted your kitten at an older age, we will adjust your vaccination schedule as needed.
Once your kitten has reached 6 months of age, she or he is old enough to be spayed or neutered. We will discuss the benefits of this procedure with you and can schedule your appointment.
Adults (1-7 years):
Cats and dogs:
Once your pet has reached a year of age, we recommend an annual visit to our clinic for a comprehensive examination, intestinal parasite exam, vaccinations and heartworm test (dogs only). We can address any problems that may have arisen such as behavior issues, dental disease or nutritional needs. We recommend doing a monthly heartworm preventive year-round for our cat and dog patients to keep them healthy.
Seniors (8 years+):
Cats and dogs:
As your pet enters their senior years, we recommend continuing with their annual wellness exam, tests and vaccines and adding a semi-annual comprehensive exam at 6 months. We also encourage a yearly geriatric profile which allows us to develop a baseline value on blood work for your pet, monitor internal organ function and provide early detection of disease such as kidney disease and diabetes. We also discuss the changing needs of our senior patients such as different nutritional needs and management of arthritis.